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Indirect Tax (VAT) Associate - EY UAE Tax - Indirect Tax (VAT) Graduate Program (UAE Nationals Only)

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DUB003V7 Requisition #

Indirect Tax (VAT) Associate – EY Tax Graduate Program

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

The MENA Tax business has grown tremendously over the past few years and we don’t expect this to slow down any time soon. We are witnessing incredible change in the tax landscape especially with the introduction of new legislations such as VAT. Therefore, it has become our prime focus to hire the right talent to grow our Indirect Tax team to address client needs in the market and achieve our solid growth targets for Vision 2020+.

 

The opportunity

 

Joining our Indirect Tax team, you'll be a part of a globally integrated team helping leading organizations to move goods and services around the world more effectively. You'll combine your technical skills and practical experience across industries and geographies to provide tailored advice to clients. This will include identifying risk areas and sustainable planning opportunities for indirect taxes throughout the tax life cycle. You'll advise clients on VAT treatment of new and complex transactions and help resolve classification or other disputes and issues with the authorities.

 

What is an EY graduate program?

 

If you’ve graduated from university, or will do soon, our Tax Graduate Program could be just the job for you. You’ll be part of a team working with interesting clients, while earning a salary. We’ll help you develop you’re naturally good at and learn new skills for your career, too.

 

Your key responsibilities

 

Client responsibilities

You are expected to work effectively as a member of a worldwide network of professional advisors, sharing responsibility, providing support, maintaining communication and updating senior team members on progress. You must also collaborate with a team of VAT professionals to combine diverse cross-border transaction experience with local tax knowledge across a broad spectrum of industries. Participating and assisting in preparing for meetings with management teams will be part of your role.

You will be assisting in preparing reports and schedules that will be delivered to clients and other parties. You will also develop and maintain productive working relationships with client personnel and build strong internal relationships within the VAT practice, Indirect Tax and across other service lines.

Technical responsibilities  

You must build a deep understanding of the Gulf Corporation Council (“GCC”) Customs Law and its practical application across the GCC member states. You are expected to understand and apply the regional Free Trade Agreements and key customs concepts such as valuation, classification and origin. You will be identifying and discussing VAT considerations for clients to be aware of in their outbound investments. Engaging with colleagues in overseas offices to deliver VAT advice in respect of global jurisdictions will be part of your responsibilities. You will also prepare for the potential introduction of VAT in the GCC and to discuss with clients how this may impact them as well as work with internal teams to provide indirect tax expertise for audit and transaction projects.

Skills and attributes for success

 

·       Commercial acumen

·       Ability to prioritize and work under tight deadlines

·       Ability to adapt to changes

·       Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

·       Confidence to work effectively in a high-energy, fast-moving environment

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Arabic and English

 

 

To qualify for the role, you must have

 

·       Bachelor’s or Master’s degree: Accounting, Finance, Economics, Law or any business-related degree where you have completed courses in Taxation

Bachelor’s degree: completed within the past 18 months of applying to the graduate program

Master’s Programs/Master’s Degree: completed within the past 18 months with no relevant work experience for more than 6 months or students who started their Masters directly after completing their bachelor degree.

·       Available to start full-time job in September or October 2019

·       UAE Nationals only will be considered

 

What we look for

 

We are most interested in people who are naturally curious and love to learn. You like to work with others and build relationships with both colleagues and clients. You are goal-oriented and implement business thinking with the ambition to develop and strive for providing good service. Furthermore, you are structured, have good analytical skills and of course a genuine interest in tax. In return, you can expect the support of great colleagues, and the industry-recognized training you’ll need to grow in your career. If you’re a fast learner with great organizational skills and a genuine interest in tax, this role is for you.

 

What working at EY offers

 

·       Support, feedback and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry

·       Within your first year of joining EY, you’ll register and commence studying for a professional qualification that is relevant to your role in Tax. In line with our professional qualifications policy, we’ll support you in obtaining the professional qualification that is right for you.

·       Developed system of performance management and career development that enables you to have the freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

·       Opportunity to work in an international environment

 


About EY

 

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

 

The MENA practice of EY has been operating in the region since 1923. For over 90 years, we have grown to over 7,500 people united across 21 offices and 16 countries, sharing the same values and an unwavering commitment to quality. As an organization, we continue to develop outstanding leaders who deliver exceptional services to our clients and who contribute to our communities. We are proud of our accomplishments over the years, reaffirming our position as the largest and most established professional services organization in the region.

 

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please complete the online application as soon as possible. Make sure to answer all questions.

 

Application Process

·       Step 1: Apply

Make sure you apply early and do not forget to follow the instructions carefully and answer all questions to ensure your application is successful.

·       Step 2: Test

After we review your application, you will receive invitation email from ‘EY Careers’ to complete the EY online tests. Approach the tests as you would approach any new challenge. It might be tough, but you can do it!

·       Step 3: Attend

Once you have been shortlisted, you may be invited to attend a recruitment day or an interview. This is your opportunity to visit our office, speak with our people and ask questions about life and work at EY.

·       Step 4: Receive

If you are great fit for EY, you will get an offer to join us and begin working for a great company (if we do say so ourselves). It’s time to celebrate.

Join us in building a better working world.

 

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